Title A Man in the Zoo. Illustrated with wood engravings.
Illustrator Garnett, R. A..
Publisher London Chatto & Windus. Printed by the Westminster Press
Date 1924
Book ID 37176
First Edition  


Small 8vo., original publisher's paper-covered boards, paper-title label to spine, t.e.g., in original unclipped dust-wrapper. Small hole to dust-wrapper spine and chipping to edges. Book itself in excellent condition. Spare spine label neatly tipped-in in back. Used; Very Good "... Married in 1921 to Rachel Marshall (illustrator), Frances (Partridge's) sister, he (David Garnett) set about prosecuting an emotional life that consisted of repeatedly betraying his wife, while stoutly informing her that these satellite relationships weren't important, and then deploring her resentful silences ("You might reflect," he informed her in 1928 "that I'm extremely lonely & continually tormenting myself".) Among other embarrassments, he was responsible for the novel A Man in the Zoo (1924), enhanced with Ray's elegant woodcuts, but dedicated to two other women of the moment. (DJTaylor, 2015)
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